Rice University Computer Science Programs
Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University is a private not-for-profit institution. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
Rice University Rankings
Rice is ranked #3 out of 758 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! It is also ranked #1 out of 43 schools in Texas.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Rice has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#3||Best Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#3||Best Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#4||Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Rice.
|#1||Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#59||Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Rice has earned from around the web.
|#1||Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates||College Factual|
|#1||Highest Paid Computer Information Systems Graduates||College Factual|
|#3||Best Schools||Grad Degree|
|#7||Best Computer Information Systems Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best General Computer & Information Sciences Schools||College Factual|
|#12||Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Rice University?
Contact details for Rice are given below.
|Address:||6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005-1827|
How Do I Get Into Rice?
You can apply to Rice online at: futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Apply.asp
Admission Requirements for Rice
|High School GPA||considered but not required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Rice?
Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 11%, and the acceptance rate for women is 11%.
Average Test Scores
About 59% of students accepted to Rice submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 710 and 770. Math scores were between 750 and 800.
Can I Afford Rice University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Rice, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $8,329 a year. That adds up to $33,316 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Rice is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Rice University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,567 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,960 full-time undergraduates at Rice, 52% are male and 48% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Rice University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||305|
|Hispanic or Latino||642|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Rice University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 90 countries are represented at Rice. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Rice University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Rice has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Rice
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Rice University was 1,184.8%. This is the #49 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Rice regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Rice University Computer Science Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Computer & Information Sciences||149||128||16||293|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Anatol Stefanowitsch under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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